Real Madrid coach Solari warns fans: Vinicius Jr still only 18

Postado Janeiro 12, 2019

One player who is available, but who has found starts hard to come by, is Spain worldwide Isco.

Solari hasn't been able to turn Madrid's fortunes around and it's being reported that club bosses are lining up his replacement already.

Solari also brushed aside questions over Isco, who has fallen out of favour at the club and been linked with a move away. He has been given a chance in the team following a run of injuries to key players although is a doubt for Sunday's trip to Real Betis with flu.

"There are players here with lots of experience and trophies".

Solari generally found himself having to perform a similar role during his time as a Blancos player as he played second fiddle to some of his more illustrious team-mates. "Players who reach the Primera Division, play here for many years, and have won a lot, they know what they need to do".

When asked about Isco's current situation at Madrid, the coach refused to get too involved.

"As bad as it seems, they put three goals past a rival that troubled them".

"I would not call it unfortunate", he said. "Tomorrow at Betis we will try to cut the points to those at the top of La Liga".

Vinicius was practically ruled out of Real Madrid's game against Real Betis on Sunday with a high fever but is recovering far quicker than anybody expected.

Madrid, however, are in the middle of an injury crisis, with Thibaut Courtois, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio all missing, and Solari may start Isco against Betis.